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Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says.
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

Babies are particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, researchers have found.
Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal.
Booze Brands In Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking

Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds.
Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.
FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose

People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrhosis?

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from certain types of liver cirrhosis, a large new study suggests.
Nicotine in E-Cigarettes a Growing Public Health Threat, CDC Says

The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs

The first prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Parents' Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.

 

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